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Fly 1Definition: To move in or pass
thorugh the air with
wings, as a bird.
Fly 2Definition: To move through the air or before the wind;
esp., to pass or be driven rapidly through the air by any impulse.
Fly 3Definition: To float, wave, or rise in the air, as
sparks or a flag.
Fly 4Definition: To move or pass swiftly; to hasten away; to circulate rapidly; as, a ship flies on the deep; a top flies around; rumor flies.
Fly 5Definition: To run from danger; to attempt to escape; to flee; as, an enemy or a coward flies. See Note under Flee.
Fly 6Definition: To move
suddenly, or with violence; to do an act
suddenly or swiftly;
usually with a qualifying word; as, a door flies open; a bomb flies apart.
Fly 7Definition: To cause to fly or to float in the air, as a bird, a kite, a flag,
Fly 8Definition: To fly or flee from; to shun; to avoid.
Fly 9Definition: To hunt with a hawk.
Fly 10Definition: Any winged insect;
esp., one with transparent
wings; as, the Spanish fly; firefly; gall fly; dragon fly.
Fly 11Definition: Any dipterous insect; as, the house fly; flesh fly; black fly. See Diptera, and
Illust. in Append.
Fly 12Definition: A hook dressed in imitation of a fly, used for fishing.
Fly 13Definition: A parasite.
Fly 14Definition: A kind of light carriage for rapid transit, plying for hire and
usually drawn by one horse.
Fly 15Definition: The length of an extended flag from its staff; sometimes, the length from the "union" to the extreme end.
Fly 16Definition: The part of a vane pointing the direction from which the wind
Fly 17Definition: That part of a compass on which the
points are marked; the compass card.
Fly 18Definition: Two or more
vanes set on a revolving axis, to act as a fanner, or to equalize or impede the motion of machinery by the resistance of the air, as in the striking part of a clock.
Fly 19Definition: A heavy wheel, or cross arms with
weights at the
ends on a revolving axis, to regulate or equalize the motion of machinery by
means of its inertia, where the power communicated, or the resistance to be overcome, is variable, as in the steam engine or the coining press. See Fly wheel (below).
Fly 20Definition: The piece hinged to the needle, which
holds the engaged loop in position while the needle is penetrating another loop; a latch.
Fly 21Definition: The pair of arms revolving around the bobbin, in a spinning wheel or spinning frame, to twist the yarn.
Fly 22Definition: A shuttle driven through the shed by a blow or jerk.
Fly 23Definition: Formerly, the person who took the printed
sheets from the press.
Fly 24Definition: A vibrating frame with
fingers, attached to a power to a power printing press for doing the same work.
Fly 25Definition: The outer canvas of a tent with double top,
usually drawn over the ridgepole, but so extended as to touch the roof of the tent at no other place.
Fly 26Definition: One of the upper
screens of a stage in a theater.
Fly 27Definition: The fore flap of a bootee; also, a lap on trousers,
overcoats, etc., to conceal a row of buttons.
Fly 28Definition: A batted ball that flies to a considerable distance,
usually high in the air; also, the flight of a ball so struck; as, it was caught on the fly.
fly 29Definition: (baseball) a hit that flies up in the air
two-winged insects characterized by active flight
fly 31Definition: an opening in a garment that is closed by a zipper or buttons concealed by a fold of cloth
fisherman''s lure consisting of a fishhook decorated to look like an insect
fly 33Definition: flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance to a tent
fly 34Definition: decrease rapidly and disappear; "the money vanished in las
Vegas"; "all my stock assets have vaporized"
fly 35Definition: change quickly from one emotional state to another; "fly into a rage"
fly 36Definition: hit a fly
fly 37Definition: transport by aeroplane; "We fly
flowers from the Caribbean to North America"
fly 38Definition: be dispersed or disseminated;
accusations are flying"
fly 39Definition: travel in an airplane; "she is flying to Cincinnati tonight"; "Are we driving or
fly 40Definition: move quickly or suddenly; "He flew about the place"
fly 41Definition: travel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft; "Lindbergh was the first to fly the Atlantic"
fly 42Definition: cause to fly or float; "fly a kite"
fly 43Definition: travel through the air; be airborne; "Man cannot fly"
fly 44Definition: fly a plane
fly 45Definition: pass away rapidly; "Time flies like an arrow"; "Time fleeing beneath him"
fly 46Definition: run away quickly; "He threw down his gun and fled"
fly 47Definition: display in the air or cause to float; "fly a kite"; "All
nations fly their
flags in front of the U.N."
fly 48Definition: (British informal) not to be deceived or